For those of you who hire software developers – How do you evaluate a software developer’s ability to create the software you are hiring or contracting them to create?
I applaud you. You (and Craig L) do more than most of the companies at which I have interviewed. I asked this question obviously because of my business. Unfortunately there is a growing trend in my industry to pad (if not outright lie on) resumes. When I was doing research for my business I was surprised at the number of sites dedicated to teaching people the “art” of stretching the truth (e.g. http://www.fakeresume.com/). Anyway, the items I listed were the only ones I had experienced in actual interviews. I also left off “Require the applicant to write a program and defend their solution” which is what most software companies do.
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Though I didn’t know it at the time my entry into entrepreneurship began in forth grade when my brother and I started mowing yards for some extra spending money. I caught the bug then but it took almost three decades to germinate. I became a hiring I.T. manager for a small startup in 2001 and was appalled at the number of software developer applicants who could not write a simple application. Their resumes proclaimed skills, they could answer questions, some even had certifications but they were unable to apply theoretical knowledge in real world situations. When the start up folded in 2005 I became an independent consultant. During that time I realized that many companies hire software developers but do not have the expertise to adequately evaluate the applicants. IdopI Programmer Evaluations Services (IPES) was born.
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At IdopI Technologies, Inc. our passion is excellence in software development. One way we promote this is by offering some of the most valid software developer evaluations available.